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French Bisque "Phenix Star" Bebe with Rare "Bebe Modele" Mark and Original Costume

Lot Number: 
101
20" (51 cm.) Bisque socket head, blue glass paperweight inset eyes, painted dark lashes, brush-stroked and multi-feathered brows, rose blushed eyeshadow, accented eye corners, shaded nostrils, open mouth, shaded and outlined lips, four porcelain teeth, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig over Steiner pate, Steiner composition and wooden fully-jointed body. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: *93 (impressed) Bebe Modele (red stamp on head). Comments: Steiner successors, circa 1895. Value Points: rare Bebe Modele stamp on head, the beautiful doll has choice bisque, original body and body finish and wears wonderful original pale green costume, undergarments, ivory satin bonnet, and leather shoes.
Realized Price: 
$2,750
Presale Estimate: 
3800/4700